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Portrait of Jan Karol Chodkiewicz

Portrait of Jan Karol Chodkiewicz

Engraving. 175 x 122.

Under the image: Ioannes Carolvs Chodkiewicz Comes in Szklow Mysz et Bychow Palatinus Vilnensis. exercituum Mag. Duc. Lith. et contra Osmanum. Turcarum Imperatorem Regni Poloniae Gnalis Belli Dux; below,on the left: Petr. de Iode sculpsit; on the right: John. Meÿssens excudit Antverpiae.

Inv. G 161.

Meyssens, Jan (Johannes) (1612, Brussels – 1670, Antwerp) – flemish painter, engraver, and print publisher. Known as the publisher of the book "Image de divers hommes d'esprit sublime qui par leur art and science" (1649), which includes a collection of engraved portraits of painters and other famous people of that time.

Chodkiewicz, Jan Karol (1560–1621) – military and political figure of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Grand Hetman of Lithuania (1605–1621), Governor of Vilnius (1616–1621).

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